An Easy Way to Deal With Frozen Pipes

By giving frozen pipes a dose of heat treatment, the Arctic Blaster boosts customer service for Canadian plumbing company.

An Easy Way to Deal With Frozen Pipes

Bruce Hunter, a plumber for 12 years at P & J Plumbing & Heating in Kamsack, Saskatchewan, stands near his service vehicle and an Arctic Blaster from Arctic Blasters. The Arctic Blaster is basically a water-boiling unit that heats water with a lit propane torch to create steam, which can then be led into a frozen pipe to thaw it. (Photo courtesy of P&J Plumbing)

Winters in Saskatchewan can be brutally cold. How brutal? Think 40-degrees-below-zero cold — and possibly worse with a wind chill factor. As such, frozen sewer pipes and other pipelines keep plumbers like Bruce Hunter, a technician at P & J Plumbing & Heating, busy during...

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